Category: Business Process Improvement

Maturity Model

When you search the internet you will find many different maturity models to choose from, searching on terms such as ‘Data Management Maturity Assessment’ or ‘Corporate Maturity Model’. All are essentially providing similar paths to identify the existing characteristics of your team or organization, and are identifying actionable objectives to move forward. What level does […]

Enterprise Architecture is NOT dead

The death of Enterprise Architecture is grossly exaggerated.  Some would have us believe that it is no longer needed, where on-the-fly approaches are inaccurately disguised as ‘Agile’ thinking and claimed to produce superior results compared to sound enterprise planning.  No.  Business process management, data management, application portfolio management and to a lesser extent technology still […]

The Many Faces of Data Management

‘Data Management’ is a term often used with very different meaning within an organization. Examples include: to describe someone that receives a call and updates customer information; a team that provides data to automated systems; or a person working with the Enterprise Architect to design data usage. The diagram below illustrates the usual functions within […]

Data Value Chain

An example of how enterprise data moves through the organization from creation to use both within the business unit (primary purpose of the software application that works with the data) through to additional usages such as external reporting, dashboards, or alerts. The value chain specific to a business unit or line of business (often called […]